Our steering group meets regularly to look after the day to day running of the organisation. The rules for how the steering group operates can be found in our constitution
Mike Wheatley (Chair)
I have been playing in Playing For Kicks covers band since 2010 and also organise a monthly Open Mic night. I’ve lived in Bingley for 16 years. I want more people to know about all the great music that’s already happening, and encourage more music events in our town.
Becs Leighton (Secretary)
I teach piano, flute and music theory at Becs Leighton and I co-founded Bradford and Airedale Youth Choir. I am passionate about creating local opportunities in music for young people, because these experiences change futures.
David Carpenter (Treasurer)
I have a background in community work and technology. I make music and sounds as The Argent Grub, and I’ve lived in Bingley for over 20 years. My interest in the music town is geared towards anything that helps people make music for themselves.
I am the founder and Musical Director of Bradford Accordion Band (BAB) who were established in 1997. My musical mission is to encourage as many people as possible to play an instrument they love, as part of a group. I have lived in the Bingley area for over 20 years and know that this Town has talent!
I am a lover of plays, musical theatre and pantomimes and have been performing with Keighley Musical Theatre Company since 2005. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and take part in music and the arts in their own town.
I am a local folk singer,songwriter, guitar player, and teacher. I run Bingley First Monday Folk and Bingley Singing For Fun. I really enjoy collaborating with other musicians and instrumentalists at workshops, sessions, and one-to-one. I’m a regular at our local folk clubs - The Topic, Bacca Pipes, and Otley and Wetherby Folk Clubs. I got involved with Bingley Music Town to support the team and to bring music to the attention of more people in the area.